1983 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1983 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1983[1]
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1.Return of the JediLucasfilm / 20th Century Fox$252,583,617
2.Terms of EndearmentParamount Pictures$108,423,489
3.FlashdanceParamount Pictures / PolyGram$92,921,203
4.Trading PlacesParamount Pictures$90,404,800
5.WarGamesUnited Artists$79,567,667
6.OctopussyUnited Artists$67,800,000
7.Sudden ImpactWarner Bros.$67,642,693
8.Staying AliveParamount Pictures$64,892,670
9.Mr. Mom20th Century Fox$64,783,827
10.Risky BusinessWarner Bros.$63,541,777



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Director: James L. Brooks - Terms of Endearment
Best Actor: Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt - The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Actor (tie): Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
Best Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Yentl
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita
Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, Narayama bushiko), directed by Shōhei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ascendancy, directed by Edward Bennett, United Kingdom
The Beehive (La Colmena), directed by Mario Camus, Spain

Notable films released in 1983[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated























1983 Wide-release movies[edit]






Notable deaths[edit]

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January8Gale Page69USAActressThey Drive by NightKnute Rockne, All AmericanNaughty but NiceFour Daughters
19Robert Carson73USAWriterA Star Is Born
27Louis de Funès68FranceActor, Writer, DirectorLa Grande Vadrouille
February25Tennessee Williams71USAWriterA Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofSuddenly, Last SummerSweet Bird of Youth
March9Faye Emerson65USAActressThe Mask of DimitriosNobody Lives Forever
14Maurice Ronet55FranceActor, Director, WriterElevator to the GallowsPurple Noon
16Arthur Godfrey79USAActorThe Glass Bottom BoatWhere Angels Go, Trouble Follows
27James Hayter75SpainActorOliver!Night and the CityThe Fallen IdolThe Crimson PiratePassport to PimlicoLand of the PharaohsBlood on Satan's ClawThe Horror of FrankensteinThe 39 StepsBeau Brummell
April4Gloria Swanson84USAActress, ProducerSunset BoulevardAirport 1975Queen KellyBeyond the RocksSadie Thompson
4Buster Crabbe75USAActor, StuntmanFlash GordonJungle ManThe Most Dangerous GameMillion Dollar Legs
11Dolores del Río77MexicoActressRamonaBird of ParadiseFlying Down to RioJourney into FearFlaming Star
21Walter Slezak80AustriaActorLifeboatTen Thousand BedroomsPeople Will TalkBorn to KillThe Inspector GeneralCorneredTreasure IslandBlack Beauty
May5John Williams80UKActorDial M for MurderTo Catch a ThiefSabrinaThe Paradine CaseWitness for the ProsecutionThe Young PhiladelphiansMidnight Lace
8Fay Spain50USAActressAl CaponeGod's Little AcreThe Crooked CircleThe Godfather Part II
June12Norma Shearer80USAActressThe WomenWay Down EastMarie AntoinetteThe DivorceeThe Barretts of Wimpole StreetEscapeIdiot's Delight
July5Harry James67USAMusician, ActorHow to Marry a MillionaireThe Ladies ManThe Sting IIBathing BeautyThe Opposite SexThe Benny Goodman StoryBest Foot ForwardToo Many GirlsThe JackpotTwo Girls and a SailorOn Our Merry WayHollywood HotelSpringtime in the RockiesPrivate BuckarooCarnegie Hall
15Eddie Foy, Jr.78USAActorYankee Doodle DandyBells Are RingingThe Pajama GameGidget Goes Hawaiian
29Raymond Massey86USAActorArsenic and Old LaceEast of EdenHow the West Was WonA Matter of Life and DeathThe Woman in the WindowThe FountainheadAbe Lincoln in IllinoisThe Old Dark HouseThings to Come49th ParallelA Canterbury TaleThe Prisoner of ZendaThe Scarlet PimpernelPossessed
29David Niven73SwitzerlandActor, ProducerThe Pink PantherThe Guns of NavaroneCasino RoyaleMurder by DeathDeath on the NileMutiny on the BountyAround the World in 80 DaysA Matter of Life and DeathWuthering HeightsThe Bishop's WifeSeparate TablesDodsworthThe Moon Is BlueBonjour TristesseBedtime StoryPlease Don't Eat the DaisiesPrudence and the PillThe Impossible YearsCandleshoeRough Cut
29Luis Buñuel83MexicoWriter, Director, ActorUn Chien AndalouBelle de Jour
August1Peter Arne64UKActorStraw DogsChitty Chitty Bang BangThe Return of the Pink PantherVictor VictoriaTrail of the Pink PantherKhartoumCurse of the Pink PantherIce Cold in AlexProvidenceThe Oblong BoxAgathaThe Purple PlainWhen Eight Bells TollThe Cockleshell HeroesThe Victors
3Carolyn Jones53USAActressThe Man Who Knew Too MuchLast Train from Gun HillKing CreoleThe Bachelor PartyThe Tender TrapHeaven with a GunA Hole in the HeadCareerHow the West Was WonSail a Crooked ShipHouse of Wax
5Judy Canova69USAActressCannonballThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29Simon Oakland68USAActorPsychoWest Side StoryBullittChato's Land
October8Joan Hackett49USAActressSupport Your Local Sheriff!The Last of SheilaWill PennyThe Terminal ManThe GroupOnly When I LaughOne-Trick Pony
10Ralph Richardson80UKActor, DirectorDoctor ZhivagoTime BanditsWatership DownRollerballBattle of BritainGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
14Paul Fix82USAActorTo Kill a MockingbirdGiantThe Sons of Katie ElderJet PilotEl DoradoPat Garrett and Billy the Kid
15Pat O'Brien83USAActorSome Like It HotAngels with Dirty FacesKnute Rockne, All AmericanCrack-UpRiff-RaffSan QuentinThe People Against O'HaraThe Fighting 69thBombardierThe Last HurrahThe End
November2Michael Spice52UKActorA Countess from Hong Kong
15John Le Mesurier71UKActor, SoundtrackBen-HurThe Pink PantherThe Italian JobCasino Royale
28Johnnie Davis73USAActor, SoundtrackI Love to SingaHollywood Hotel
28Christopher George52USAActorEl DoradoMidwayThe Delta FactorChisum
December2Fifi D'Orsay79USAActress, SoundtrackWhat a Way to Go!Going Hollywood
4Maurice Browning64UKActorThe Assassination Bureau
5Robert Aldrich65USADirectorThe Dirty DozenWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?The Big KnifeKiss Me DeadlyThe Flight of the PhoenixThe Longest Yard4 for Texas
8Slim Pickens64USAActorDr. StrangeloveBlazing Saddles1941Rancho DeluxeThe GetawayOne-Eyed JacksRough Night in JerichoPat Garrett and Billy the KidTom Horn
22Charles Lloyd-Pack81UKActorif....DraculaNight of the DemonBedazzledThe Mirror Crack'dOperation CrossbowVictimThe Revenge of FrankensteinQuatermass 2The ReptileFrankenstein and the Monster from HellLes grandes vacancesThe Three Worlds of Gulliver
28William Demarest91USAActorMr. Smith Goes to WashingtonIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldThe Lady EveThe Miracle of Morgan's CreekThe Palm Beach Story
29Janet Webb52UKActressA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumJoseph Andrews

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1983 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.